In her struggles with language, romance, culture, service, and homesickness, she personifies a growing culture of women for whom travel is not a path to love but a route to meaningful work, rare inspiration, and profound self-discovery. A combat photographer transitions to suburban life.
An overcrowded clown car picks up too much speed. A Sara Lane Luxury Cruise takes a vindictive turn. In this series of linked stories, each one ends in fire. Woven between them are descriptions of life after a fiery apocalyptic event, something close to the end of the world. Each bilingual prose-art fictional snapshot offers an unsentimentally complex glimpse into what it means to exist at the margins of society today.
These unflinching and often brutal fictions crisscross spiritual, emotional, and physical borders as they give voice to all those whom society chooses not to see. Goldberg invokes the lives and works of writer Renee Gladman, and artists Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, among many others to bring the complexity of the communities and relationships behind art and literary histories into focus. The Estrangement Principle is an exercise in contradiction with its ultimate goal being to resist the practice of movement naming.
A descendant of dislocations and relocations, linking India, Guyana, Trinidad, New York, Orlando, Toronto, and Honolulu, combining the amplitude of mythology with direct witness and sensual reckoning, all the while seeking joy in testimony. These darkly humorous poems are works of grief and wonder and give us a landscape that looks, from some angles, like paradise.
With On Broad Sound , Rusty Barnes turns his attention from his rural Appalachian roots to twenty plus years of living in a working class suburb of Boston. Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding , Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity.
Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it's a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark. In this fourth book in a series of limited-edition collaborative chapbooks by established and emerging women poets, Kim Addonizio and Brittany Perham present nineteen poems followed by a conversation about the poems, the collaboration, and the craft of poetry. Having lost eight friends in ten years, Cooley retreats to a tiny medieval village in Italy with her husband to recover.
How do we grieve?
How do we go on drinking our morning coffee, loving our life partners, stumbling through a world of such confusing, exquisite beauty? Part memoir, part loving goodbye to an unconventional parent, Guesswork transforms a year in a pastoral hill town into a fierce examination of life, love, death, and, ultimately, release. In Mestizos Come Home! He maps a new awareness of the United States as intrinsically connected to the broader context of the Americas. Mestizos Come Home! These areas include the recognition of mestizo identity, especially its historical development across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the re-emergence of indigenous relationships to land; and the promotion of Mesoamerican conceptions of the human body.
Dealing with the day-to-day of family life—including the alert anxiety and remarkable beauty of caring for a child with severe cerebral palsy—these personal narratives brightly illuminate the relationship that exists between poetry and a life fiercely lived. Throughout the poems in Safe Space , Charles defiantly articulates the terms of a radicalized vulnerability——unashamed to feel and never feeling ashamed, reclaiming agency over both poetry and politics, refusing to placate any authority attempting to control bodies with violence.
The collection dazzles and devastates, confronting a world whose ruin is long overdue with equal parts glee and sadness, compassion and power. A high mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies is the point of departure for these stories of dark adventure, in which vividly drawn landscapes provide an immersive setting for narratives about coming of age, altered states, moral slippage, romantic love, sexual jealousy, and impenetrable loneliness. Fishing guides, amateur sportsmen, teenage misfits, scientists, mountaineers, and expatriates embark on disquieting journeys of self-discovery in far-flung places: the hazardous tidal waters of Nantucket, the granite quarries and ski slopes of New Hampshire, Venezuela's Orinoco basin, the ancient squares and alleyways of Rome and Granada, the summit of an Andean volcano, and the tension-filled streets of eastern Cuba.
With vivid imagery and music, [Matt Schumacher] re-members, he re-embodies them onto pages of a poetic atlas. Here, a grateful reader also discovers tales about saloons and cemeteries, Great Plains buffalo and a pot-bellied pig, wild huckleberries and the bits of wedding cake fed to a deer. In one of the book's four sections, Schumacher offers epistolary persona poems that give a panoply of candid and often wrenching histories, laments, confessions, and revelations. The chronological and geographical scope of this collection is impressive.
Inside the Walls of My Own House is the second book of a multi-volume experiment in autobiography. It's a diary poem and an ode to lost television artifacts. Trigilio is watching all 1, episodes of Dark Shadows , the gothic soap opera. He's compsing on sentence for each episode and shaping the sentences into couplets. Book 2 covers episodes. The poems in Inside Job range from intensely autobiographical lyrics to brief historical portraits of literary figures like Grace Paley and Jorge Luis Borges, to obituaries of idiosyncratic characters such as heavyweight boxing contenders and inventors of candy bars.
The tone is often wry, sometimes wistful, and always compassionate. Roam marks a migration: back, forward, and round again. Who stays? Who is allowed to roam? What is fixed? And who is with us? How do we make sense of loss, silence? Disoriented, relating to a past that is unclear, we cannot be sure both where we are and which direction we're moving. The question becomes where is the future? Roam proceeds toward it—making something integral come alive. Contrary to the book's title, Let It Die Hungry is a collection of poems bursting with life.
Recklessly sensual, provocative and profoundly curious, Meissner's coming-of-age poems seek to anchor their place in a messy world, blurring the edges of hard borders and disparate identities. Sprinkled with the author's illustrations, the book's multidisciplinary approach also includes lesson plans, originally utilized in a women's prison, that invite the reader to write their own way out of polarizing dichotomies—and into the vast grey space of what it means to be alive.
Dead birds are falling out of the sky and Maurice Delahoussaye suspects the air in New Orleans may be unsafe. Maurice becomes increasingly fearful that the government is hiding an ominous secret, and when he begins having premonitions suggesting that his wife is pregnant with Jesus Christ, he becomes convinced that the dead birds are a sign from God. In the City of Falling Stars is a tragicomedy that examines paranoia following the September 11th attacks, as well as a commentary on the devastating psychological scars that the storm left on New Orleans.
For the characters in these stories, love and music are almost indistinguishable. A famous songwriting duo is destroyed by their creative differences, a jazz musician is consumed by his inability to speak or play, a man takes a pop song literally and charts his love onto buildings. These stories cover songs and riff on melodies. They unearth chords that bridge the gap between past and present. A playful, elegant debut collection, The Great American Songbook explores the profound hold that music has on our lives. Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing.
Twenty-two essays by passionate, young writers cover wide-ranging themes that are paramount to young generations but that resonate with everyone, including redefining materialism and environmental justice, assessing the risk and promise of technology, and celebrating place anywhere from a wild Atlantic island to the Arizona desert, from Baltimore to Bangkok.
The contributors speak with authority on problems facing us all, whether railing against the errors of past generations, reveling in their own adaptability, or insisting on a collective responsibility to do better. The two sections combine to create a book as defiant, enchanting, and complex as its namesake. Set against turbulent backdrops, this chapbook of short stories features children's voices, free of political influence, to remind the reader of the distilled best of human relationships. With no resources and armed with only loyalty, guts, and tenacity, they risk their lives for their friends in the belief that this is the only right thing to do.
These sixfold verses are generated by six short computer programs, the code of which is also presented in full. Reading the output can be much more difficult, as the text that is produced crosses syntax with power relations and gender stereotypes, multiplying those complexities across six languages. What Weaponry is the story of a man who moves to a small town with his lover after his parents have died.
The couple do not fit neatly into their new environment, and experience many social, emotional, and mental trials.
Are the neighbors throwing dirty looks? Are they being watched?
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Leti, with her perfect skin and dark hair. And that's something this NFL team owner won't dare to do--not even for love. Blackwood, Evelyn. Their Brilliant Careers is a playful set of stories, linked in many ways, which together form a memorable whole. His company of thirty-five men left San Bernardino 12 April with mules and at least one wagon loaded with seeds, fruit-tree cuttings, and other provisions.
Is someone stealing mail? As the situation intensifies, feelings of paranoia deepen, mental and physical brutality grows between them, and their connection to the reality of the outside world falls into rapid decline. After the accidental death of a teenaged friend, the Lansing family has split along fault lines previously hidden under a patina of suburban banality.
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Every family has secrets, but for the Lansings those secrets end up propelling them in different directions away from their border town to foreign shores and to prison. Told in thirty-three flash fiction narratives, Border Markers is fractured like the psyches of its characters, all keen edges and tough language. Waiting for the Dead to Speak merges the personal with the political. Fanelli references s punk rock pioneers like The Clash and other cultural references that serve to draw a connection between the poet and his industrial northeastern Pennsylvania hometown, or between him and his father.
Often, the references serve as a way to show that despite differences, there are always some commonalities between father and son.
At the heart of the book is a questioning of what remains once loved ones depart or relationships dissolve. The arguments, injustices, and triumphs of childhood echo into the adult world in unforgettable detail in these short powerful stories. When not ruminating over her sexual past and current fantasies, J observes the comic, sometimes steamy goings-on among her faded-glamour condo neighbors. This second installment of The Best Small Fictions continues to celebrate the diversity and quality captured in fiction forms fewer than 1, words.
Kwon, and Eliel Lucero—offer readers some of the brightest concise writing available today.
Kercheval paired poets and translators to produce a rich volume based on a multicultural dialogue about poetry and the written word.